Match Trading Task Force

Guiding the ongoing development of Match Trading®, an innovative form of grant-making to strengthen financial resilience for social enterprises, community businesses and trading charities.

Match Trading® is grant funding that pound-for-pound matches an increase in income from trading. Pioneered by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in 2017, Match Trading rewards sales growth, incentivising social organisations to strengthen their trading base so that they can build stronger futures.

Just Foundations Initiative

Supporting foundation leaders to deliver racial justice in their organisations

Aims and activities

Just Foundations Initiative (JFI) is a group of Chief Executives working in UK foundations. We come together in a personal capacity. Our monthly meetings enable us to exchange experience, ideas and challenges so that we best advance racial justice in our foundations and the sector more broadly.

Our meetings are also a space where we support and challenge each other and exchange ideas for action. We publish notes of our meetings as part of our accountability.

Open and Trusting Grantmakers

A community of funders who are committed to adopting more open and trusting practices that make life easier for those they fund

Aims and activities

Building on the promise many funders made to stand by the sector in response to Covid-19, a community of grant-makers are adopting eight commitments to more open and trusting practices that make life easier for those they fund.

The eight commitments are:

Christian Funders' Forum

Funders of Christian work who meet to share best practice and work together wherever possible

The Christian Funders’ Forum is a group of executives of grant-making trusts and foundations. Members of the forum grant more than £30 million a year to Christian work. 

The OWL Collaboration (Outdoor Week of Learning)

A collaboration of funders, farm and environmental centres and schools, to fund outdoor weeks of learning for disadvantaged pupils

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The OWL Collaboration was devised as an immediate response to the trauma experienced by young people during Covid-19, including mental health issues, domestic abuse and adverse effects to their social development, school achievement and future job prospects.

Grant Givers' Movement

A non-hierarchical gathering of people who work in grant-giving, enabling them to raise their collective voice about pressing issues affecting the sector

The movement is an opportunity for people working in grant giving to collaborate. Together, we seek to challenge the status quo on issues such as where endowments are invested, where power lies, systems change and the role of philanthropy in tackling some of society’s most pressing problems. Ultimately, it’s about joining up and improving grant-making from within.

Activities

​Conversation: We exist to connect grant makers and to facilitate meaningful discussion around the challenges in our sector.

Justice Together Initiative

Building a community of people and organisations with diverse backgrounds, strengths, and experience, to transform access to justice in the UK immigration system

Justice Together is a funder collaboration launched in 2020 with a decade-long vision to ensure that people who use the UK immigration system can access justice fairly and equally.

It aims to build a collaborative partnership that will combine lived and learned experience, frontline evidence and influencing to work towards achieving the following outcomes: